Paul Reubens aka "Pee-wee Herman" arrive at Spike TV's "SCREAM 2011" awards held at Universal Studios on October 15, 2011 in Universal City, California.

Oh brother. Let the jokes begin.

Fortunately most of those who will go to this event are probably college kids and twenty-somethings who are too young and are blissfully unaware of the irony. For those of us who remember the headlines made in Sarasota a little over 30 years ago, however, well… let’s just say this is a bold, interesting choice.

“Pee Wee’s Beer Adventure” organizers are selling $55 tickets to a Pee Wee themed beer festival at Tampa Theatre July 30. Guests are encouraged to wear “too-small sutis and red bowties.” Beer samples will be offered from 7venth Sun Brewery, BarrieHaus Beer Co., Bastet Brewing, Coppertail Brewing Co., Florida Avenue Brewing Co., Gangchu Chicken & Beer, Gretchen’s Goodies, The Independent Bar and Cafe, Magnanimous Brewing, Motorworks Brewing, New World Brewery, On the Go Gourmet, Shuffle, Ulele Spring Brewery, and Woven Water Brewing Company.

But yes, a Pee Wee Herman festival at a movie theater. It’s really happening. Do know that money raised goes to arts and educational programs put on by the theater. You can get more info at the Tampa Theatre website.

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